“The corset has been an important article of clothing for several centuries, evolving as fashion trends have changed. Women, as well as some men, have used it to change the appearance of their bodies.”
“The corset first became popular in sixteenth-century Europe, reaching the zenith of its popularity in the Victorian era. The earliest image of a possible corset was made ca. 2000 BC. The image is of a Cretan woman, and the article of clothing depicted might be perceived as a corset; however, it is worn as an outer-garment. While the corset has typically been worn as an undergarment, it has occasionally been used as an outer-garment; corsets as outer-garments can be seen in the national dress of many European countries.”
“The term “corset” is attested from 1300, coming from the French “corset” which meant “a kind of laced bodice.” The term “stays” was frequently used in English from c. 1600 until the early twentieth century.”
But there’s something about the black corset. Something so special and sexy about it. The corset has been a staple to women’s closets for centuries. They have come in every shape, color, pattern, and design imaginable.
The dictionary defines black as “lacking hue and brightness; absorbing light without reflecting any of the rays composing it.” But black means a lot more than just that to different people.
The color black relates to the hidden, the secretive and the unknown, and as a result it creates an air of mystery. It keeps things bottled up inside, hidden from the world.
It creates a barrier between itself and the outside world, providing comfort while protecting its emotions and feelings, and hiding its vulnerabilities, insecurities and lack of self confidence.
Black is the absorption of all color and the absence of light.
Black hides, while white brings to light.
What black covers, white uncovers.
We all use black at various times to hide from the world around us in one way or another. Some of us use it to hide our weight; others among us use it to hide our feelings, our fears or our insecurities